Yay!! January 9, 2009 3:57 PM   Subscribe

An Update: Kellogg Company is acquiring the trademarks and recipes of Mother's Cake & Cookie Co., a regional brand with a loyal consumer following in the Western U.S.

Also, Lance, Inc has acquired the much more delicious Archway Cookies LLC, a sister company to Mother's that also went under in 2008.

And in a pretty awesome first move:
"Lance, Inc., based in Charlotte, N.C., will begin operations next week at the former Archway plant with a staff of 50 to 70 workers. Nearly 300 employees lost their jobs when Archway filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October.

Each former full-time employee received a $1,500 Visa gift card at a meeting Tuesday at Ashland High School's Little Theater.
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posted by Lizc to MetaFilter-Related at 3:57 PM (29 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I saw this news on Serious Eats a few weeks ago, but yeah, yay for the return of circus animal cookies!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:01 PM on January 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh, man, I've had a helluva day, but when I got back home, there was a new album by Pousette-Dart Band and a whole bag of Archway date-filled oatmeal cookies.
posted by MrMoonPie at 4:07 PM on January 9, 2009


Oh man! Taffy cookies & Archway Molasses cookies might be back!

*salivates uncontrollably*
posted by aubilenon at 4:08 PM on January 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is awesome. I can't believe I didn't hear about this until now; those links are from December!

Thanks for posting!
posted by phatkitten at 4:32 PM on January 9, 2009


I think I have just enough pink and whites stashed in the freezer until production resumes. Only three bags though. It will be close.
posted by jamaro at 5:25 PM on January 9, 2009


Does this mean... Archway windmill cookies might come back????
posted by ottereroticist at 5:55 PM on January 9, 2009


Good news for Flakey Flix fans everywhere!
posted by amarynth at 5:55 PM on January 9, 2009


You people are nuts.
posted by Pants! at 6:00 PM on January 9, 2009 [3 favorites]


Lance, Inc. and Wise Foods, Inc. are my favorite regional snack makers. Long live Cheez Doodles and Gold-N-Chees!
posted by infinitewindow at 6:37 PM on January 9, 2009


[Lance] has promised to hire workers at the same rates they were making at Archway - an average of $14.93 per hour.

That's really cool. Makes me totally committed to buying Lance products for most of my snacking needs from now on.
posted by mediareport at 7:06 PM on January 9, 2009


Oh, man, I've had a helluva day, but when I got back home, there was a new album by Pousette-Dart Band and a whole bag of Archway date-filled oatmeal cookies.

posted by MrMoonPie at 4:07 PM on January 9 [+] [!] No other comments.

You sound like a man who enjoys his cookies.
posted by clearly at 7:50 PM on January 9, 2009


I GUESS THIS MEANS I CAN EAT MY STOCKPILE OF CIRCUS ANIMALS NOW!!!

ALAS, MY EBAY RICHES ARE NEVER TO BE.

heh heh heh heh heh
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:07 PM on January 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


pffft

In bigger news: Tim Tams may be at your local Target, until march.
posted by mrzarquon at 8:18 PM on January 9, 2009


Those cookies taste like chalky ass with molasses.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:42 PM on January 9, 2009


They totally had Tim Tams all over Indonesia.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:46 PM on January 9, 2009


Tim Tams are quite tasty and have a lovely texture. Mother's are the ass I was referring to. I'll be quiet now.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:47 PM on January 9, 2009


Damn, there goes my hope for MotherSmuckers thumbprint cookies.
posted by BrotherCaine at 9:59 PM on January 9, 2009


Hallalujah! Taffy for me and Flaky Flix (my nephews call them "cold cookies" 'cause they are kept in the freezer between visits) for the boys.
posted by agatha_magatha at 10:01 PM on January 9, 2009


Won't somebody please think of Your Black Muslim Bakery???
posted by dhammond at 10:25 PM on January 9, 2009


I just bought a box of Super Dickmann's. They were... disgusting.
posted by dunkadunc at 10:35 PM on January 9, 2009


Oh, what delicious news this is, especially if Kellogg's gets the recipe for Mother's holiday cookies with the ornament shapes and the white frosting with the little red and green shot scattered all over them. YUM. Hope hope hope!
posted by Lynsey at 11:10 PM on January 9, 2009


Enough with the cookiefilter.
posted by Mister_A at 9:01 AM on January 10, 2009


Oh, no. I have to go back to Target! I didn't know! Tim Tams! HERE!

my diet was going so well!
posted by batmonkey at 9:38 AM on January 10, 2009


I just bought a box of Super Dickmann's. They were... disgusting.

Dude, it says right on the box that they're "super gross".
posted by Sys Rq at 5:44 PM on January 10, 2009


Here in Seattle, I've seen the same basic cookies, by Franz. I wonder if they've been waiting for their chance to move into the market....
posted by nomisxid at 6:22 PM on January 10, 2009


What's the owner's username? I don't see the MeFi connection.
posted by Eideteker at 7:30 PM on January 10, 2009


O frabjous day! My family stocked up on Mother's Cookies last fall and have been rationing them ever since. Just yesterday we cracked open a package of the peanut butter cookies and were devouring them with delight.
posted by mogget at 11:34 AM on January 12, 2009


Won't somebody please think of Your Black Muslim Bakery???

I prefer my Black Muslims fried.
posted by chlorus at 11:35 AM on January 12, 2009


this makes me giddy! i missed the rush on molasses cookies and had to pretend the oatmeal ones were even close!

lance is a pretty awesome company. a few years ago i had a question about their smokehouse chedder crackers - they tasted too good to be vegetarian - so i wrote them an email. i got a quick response from a very friendly representative who soothed my fears (totally vegetarian! yeah!) and then gave me a list of other products of theirs that i might like because they used the same type of flavors. normally junk food companies don't even respond and if they do it's rude.

so, yeah lance and yeah archway! (mothers are good too)
posted by nadawi at 11:45 AM on January 12, 2009


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